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Palestine/Yishuv: inauguration of Tel Aviv sea port pin, 1936/38; not maker-marked; size: 23 x 26.75mm; weight: 0.7g. Obv.: Biblical seaman on boat; Heb. leg.: "Ze
Item code: 0132538

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Palestine/Yishuv: inauguration of Tel Aviv sea port pin, 1936/38; not maker-marked; size: 23 x 26.75mm; weight: 0.7g. Obv.: Biblical seaman on boat; Heb. leg.: "Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea" (Genesis 49 v13) & "Port of Tel Aviv". The port's construction began May 1936 & ended February 1938, against backdrop of Arab Revolt & Jaffa port strike. Pin may date from either the arrival of the first boat to Tel Aviv proper, for unloading of cargo (Yugoslavian boat 'Chetverti' - an event which was hailed as a triumph for the Jewish community), or to the actual opening of the port in 1938.